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Charles Dickens and 'Boz'
Robert L. Patten

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Charles Dickens and 'Boz'
the birth of the industrial-age author
Robert L. Patten

Published 2012 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Dickens' rise to fame and his world-wide popularity were by no means inevitable. He started out with no clear career in mind, drifting in and out of the theatre, journalism and editing before finding unexpected success as a creative writer. Taking account of everything known about Dickens's apprentice years, Robert L. Patten narrates the fierce struggle Dickens then had to create an alter ego, Boz, and later to contain and extinguish him. His revision of Dickens' biography in the context of early Victorian social and political history and print culture opens up a more unstable, yet more fascinating, portrait of Dickens. The book tells the story of how Dickens created an authorial persona that highlighted certain attributes and concealed others about his life, talent and publications. This complicated narrative of struggle, determination, dead ends and new beginnings is as gripping as one of Dickens' own novels"--

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4588 .P38 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25101782M
ISBN 13
9781107023512
LC Control Number
2011043659

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